New Summers season for Kestrels

Robbie Summers is the latest to commit again with Kirkcaldy Kestrels. Photo by Gordon Venters Photography

Robbie Summers is the latest to commit again with Kirkcaldy Kestrels. Photo by Gordon Venters Photography

KIRKCALDY KESTRELS have announced the re-signing of forward Robbie Summers for the 2015/16 season.

The 22-year-old is back for his second straight season with the club after returning to the club last summer from SNL rivals Dundee Comets.

And the former Fife Flyer revealed he felt compelled to return after such a good campaign last year.

He said: “I had to come back this season as these guys are brilliant to play alongside.

“We have a lot of fun together and we play to win for each other and there’s always someone being the joker, which is usually me.

“So, when you have fun and win, you want to continue with that and we’re looking to hopefully top the previous year’s success.

“Last year was great where we almost cleared up and I want to better that this year. I really would like to win everything and I think we will have the team here to do it.

“I’ll be late in returning due to going on holiday, but once I return, I’ll be raring to go for the new campaign ahead.”

Summers is a feisty and gritty forward, who can also be described as a two way player not afraid to work both ends of the ice.

He gets in all the dirty areas and battles hard in his quest to win the puck to create chances, as well as have an eye for goal, a good slap shot and his handiness around the net.

The Kestrels coaches are hoping Robbie will continue to bring the same grit and determination to the team this season and give the team that fire on the Ice.

Robbie came through the junior development programme with Kirkcaldy Ice Hockey club, before moving to the Comets in 2009.

He also played in Canada after moving to the Ontario Hockey Academy Midget AA, where he iced eight times and logged three assists and a whopping 58 PIM from those appearances.

In 2010 Robbie trained with the Fife Flyers in the NPIHL where he played eight games, registering one assist before getting ice time a year later with them in the EIHL.

He first signed for the Kestrels that season then moved down south to sign with NIHL side Blackburn Hawks, making just six appearances.

Robbie then returned to Scotland and the Dundee Comets before returning to the Kestrels at the start of last season, played in 22 games and registering 18 points.

Kestrels are delighted to welcome him back for the new season.

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Robbie Summers is the latest to commit again with Kirkcaldy Kestrels. Photo by Gordon Venters Photography

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